Chief of Egypt’s General Intelligence Service Abbas Kamel conveyed on Wednesday a message of support to the Palestinian cause from President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The government forces had seized the city in November.
The shipment includes 20 tons of medical aid, besides cleaning equipment to combat coronavirus pandemic and food assistance, according to Laurent de Burke.
Palestinian politician Rawhi Fattouh, member of Fatah Central Committee thanked Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al Sisi for the Gaza strip reconstruction initiative and for his efforts to solidify the ceasefire.
The Palestinian politician said Egypt deployed massive efforts to achieve a ceasefire between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and to stabilize such truce.
Shoukry and Hussein discussed the developments of the Palestinian issue and the efforts made to achieve peace in the Middle East region.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokry received Sunday Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi within the ongoing communication between the Palestinian and the Israeli sides.
The president also directed Egyptian officials to continue brokering a solution to the issue of captives and missing individuals between Israel and Hamas.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi sent Sunday two delegations to Israel and Palestinian territories.
They will also discuss the recent developments on Palestinian scene.
Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi will hold talks in Cairo on Sunday, a week after Egypt-brokered ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians went into effect.
Spokeswoman for the US State Department Geraldine Griffith on Wednesday said the US is coordinating with Egypt to provide assistance to the Gaza Strip, in the wake of violence that killed more than 250 Palestinians and left thousands homeless.
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said he and Antony Blinken, the US Secretary of State, emphasized the role of the Egypt-US partnership in promoting security and stability across the Middle East.
The ambassador underlined a statement by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi whereas he said that Egypt is a partner to Palestine and never solely a mediator.
The ceasefire is mutual and unconditional and also requires Palestinian groups in Gaza, who have been firing rockets at Israel in response to the Israeli assaults against civilians in Gaza and Jerusalem, to abide by the ceasefire.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is reported to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Wednesday to build on the ceasefire, as well as Egypt and Jordan.
They agreed that the peace process should lead to a comprehensive political settlement to the crisis in accordance with the relevant international resolutions and in a way that prevents the repetition of escalation and fighting between the two sides.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday received the Egyptian security delegation visiting Ramallah in the wake of the Egypt-brokered ceasefire that went into effect in Gaza yesterday.
The Palestinian presidency praised the efforts of the US administration, the European Union and the UN, along with Jordan and Qatar to achieve this step.
Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit on Friday said the recent de-escalation declaration in Gaza does not mean not holding Israel accountable for the crimes committed recently.